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Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2006 Jul;108(5):490-2.

Penetrating craniocerebral injury caused by a pneumatic nail gun: an unsuccessful attempt of suicide.

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Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Larissa, Larissa, Greece. ipanourias@hotmail.com

Abstract

Nail guns are powerful tools commonly used in the building industry. As a result of their improper use, many accidents of bodily injury, including death, have already been reported over the last 50 years; their use in suicide attempts, however, is rare. In this paper, an unusual case of unsuccessful suicidal craniocerebral penetrating injury committed with a pneumatic nail gun by a 23-year-old man is presented. The particular findings that suggest a suicidal attempt are also discussed.

PMID:
16720223
DOI:
10.1016/j.clineuro.2005.01.007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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